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Call For Papers: NLPOE 2015

Workshop on

8th Natural Language Processing and Ontology Engineering

(NLPOE2015)

In conjunction with

IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology Conference 2015(WI-IAT 2015)

December 6-9,  2015, Singapore



·Call for Papers

   Natural Language Processing (NLP) addresses the problems of automated understanding and generation of natural human languages. The former identifies the syntactic structure of a sentence, judges the semantic relations among the syntactic constituents, in hopes of reaching at an eventual understanding ofthe sentence. The latter process constructs the semantic structures and syntactic constituents according to the semantic and syntactic properties of the lexical items selected, and eventually generates grammatically well-formed sentences. The goal of the NLP applications is to facilitate human-machine communication using natural languages. In particular, it is to establish various computer application software systems to process natural language, suchas machine translation, computer-assisted teaching, information retrieval,automatic text categorization, automatic summarization, speech recognition and synthesis, information extraction from the text, intelligent search on the Internet.  Today, with the wide use of the Internet, the demand for language information puts a high premium on automated processing of massive language information.

   Ontology engineering is a subfield of artificial intelligence and computer science, which aims at a structured representation of terms and relationship between the terms within particular domain, with the purpose to facilitate knowledge sharing and knowledge reuse. Ontology project involves thed evelopment of Ontology building programs, Ontology life-cycle management, the research of Ontology building methods, support tools and ontology languages, and a series of similar activities. Ontologies have found important applications in information sharing, system integration, knowledge-based software development and many other issues in software industry.

   However, ontology engineering is a time-consuming and painstaking endeavor, and NLP technology has important contributions to make in quick and automatic development of ontologies. This workshop will focus on the recent advances made in Ontology engineering and NLP, with the aim to promote the interaction between and common growth of the two areas. We are particularly interested in the building of upper-level language ontology in NLP and the application of NLP technology in Ontology engineering.

    More importantly, we expect that individuals and research institutions in the areas of both Ontology Engineering and NLP could pay attention to this workshop, which may contribute to the integration and growth of these two areas.

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.   Natural language understanding, including syntactic parsing, word sense disambiguation, semanticrole labeling etc;

2.   Text mining, including named entity recognition, term recognition, term and synonyms and concept extraction, relation extraction etc;

3.   Lexical resources and corpora, including dictionaries, thesaurus, ontology, etc;

4.   Ontology learning and population from text, Web and other resources;

5.   Application issues of ontology based NLP: information extraction, text categorization, text summarization and other applications;

6.   Other topics of relevance in ontology learning, ontology evolution, ontology modeling and ontology application etc.



·Paper Submission

Paper submissions should be limited to amaximum of 4 pages (only one more page is available and extra payment is required for the extra page). The papers must be in English and should bef ormatted according to the IEEE 2-column format (see the Author Guidelines at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html). All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 2 program committee members on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. The workshop only accepts on-line submissions.

Submission is electronic, using the on-line system at NLP-OE 2015.



·Publication

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press that are indexed by EI, and will be available at the workshops.



·Important Dates

Workshop paper submission: June 1, 2015 Workshop paper submission: June 15, 2015

Author Notification: July 15, 2015Author Notification: August 5, 2015

Camera-ready of accepted papers: September 1, 2015

Conference dates: December 6-9, 2015



·Workshop Organizers

Shiyong Kang,

Professor, Ludong University.

Mailing address: No. 186, Hongqi Mid-Road, Zhifu District, Yantai City, Shandong Province 264025, China

Email: kangsy64@163.com


Yao Liu,

Researcher, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information ofChina.

Mailing address: No.15 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100038,China

Email: liuy@istic.ac.cn


Likun Qiu,

Associate Professor, Ludong University.

Mailing address: No. 186, Hongqi Mid-Road, Zhifu District, Yantai City, Shandong Province 264025, China

Email: qiulikun@gmail.com



For further details or clarifications, please see the conference web site or contact the PC chairs

Likun Qiu       qiulikun@gmail.com